President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his first national Cabinet. Since he took over from Jacob Zuma as President of the country there has been much speculation on who he will fire, and who he will bring into the Cabinet.
David Mabuza, Zweli Mkhize and Nhlanhla Nene are all to be sworn in as a members of parliament on Tuesday. Once they have been sworn in, President Ramaphosa announced that David Mabuza will be the new Deputy President of the country.
Zweli Mkhize will be the new Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Nhlanhla Nene will be the new Finance Minister. Current Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba moves back to his previous position at Home Affairs.
There was no change for Basic Education and for the Labour portfolio. The current Minister of Higher Education and Training, Professor Mkhize has lost her job and she has been replaced with Naledi Pandor.
Former Higher Education and Training Minister, and SA Communist Party leader, Dr Blade Nzimande is back in government with the Transport portfolio.
All board members of State Owned Enterprises will know that they are in for a tough time, as the very experienced former-Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will be in charge of getting the SOEs into shape.
Communications: Nomvula Mokonyane
Higher Education and Training: Naledi Pandor
Home Affairs: Malusi Gigaba
Human Settlements: Nomaindia Mfeketo
International Relations and Cooperation: Lindiwe Sisulu
Mineral Resources: Gwede Mantashe
Police: Bheki Cele
Public Enterprises: Pravin Gordhan
Public Service and Administration: Ayanda Dlodlo
Public Works: Thulas Nxesi
Rural Development and Land Reform: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Science and Technology: Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane
Social Development: Susan Shabangu
Sport and Recreation: Tokozile Xasa
State Security: Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
The Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
The Presidency: Women: Bathabile Dlamini
Tourism: Derek Hanekom
Transport: Blade Nzimande
Water and Sanitation: Gugile Nkwinti
The President also announced the following Deputy Ministers:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Sfiso Buthelezi
Communications: Pinky Kekana
Finance: Mondli Gungubele
Public Service and Administration: Chana Pilane-Majeke
Small Business Development: Cassel Mathale
The positions of Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises and Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation will remain vacant.
Former Ministers who are without jobs now include Des Van Rooyen, Fikile Mbalula, Mosobenzi Zwane, Faith Muthambi, Bongani Bongo and Lynne Brown.